This is my first time writing on chowhound.
Firstly, I would like to thank the board at large for having answered so many of my questions over the past year. I don't want to single anyone out in particular, but there are some real genuine foodies on here who are astoundingly generous with their knowledge and time. Any time I have a query about food in Montreal, I check chowhound, and I inevitably get my answer in seconds from reading earlier threads. So much terrain has been covered, it is quite remarkable really.
That being said, I have a question that I have not found a completely satisfactory answer to based on web research. I do not think there is a past chowhound thread that answers it either, as it is quite specific. If I've missed something please let me know.
Here is my question: What Mtl/Quebec/Canadian product would you buy an Italian foodie from Italy? Besides ice wine, smoked salmon, maple syrup, and gooseberry jam, is there anything else you would highly recommend? It has to make it overseas. It doesn't have to be a speciality item either, but maybe a versatile food item that is not readily found in Italy. It could be any number of things, big or small, as I will most likely create a basket. It will be given as a BIG thank you gift.
This foodie cooks, and is the type that will drive an hour to buy specific bread from a specific bakery.